How can I protect baseboards from getting banged up from vacuuming?

Steph knepper
by Steph knepper

How do I protect my baseboards from getting banged up while vacuuming? I have a kitchen bar that’s all black with 6 inch wide base boards snd I’m constantly repainting...not to mention using wood glue on the corners.

  5 answers
  • Angie Angie on Aug 03, 2019

    Use the vacuum tools up close to the boards.

  • Steph knepper Steph knepper on Aug 03, 2019

    Yes, this is the logical, reasonable answer, but it’s not going to happen!! I have 2 golden retrievers, with hair everywhere and I vacuum every day, but god forbid, I take the time to follow instructions.

    • Gk Gk on Aug 03, 2019

      I have a golden retriever too! I use my vacuum tools all the time to reach areas that I can't reach with my upright vacuum! If you put the extension wand on the tools you don't have to bend over! My Shark vacuum has an extension handle that is part of the hose and I can take it out of the suction hole and use it as a handheld vacuum with the attachments. I don't ever think I have a lot of golden retriever fur laying around until I vacuum and the dust/dirt canister is FULL of golden fur! YIKES! And right now "we" are in our summer shedding period! YIKES!

  • Steph knepper Steph knepper on Aug 03, 2019

    You all are shamin me into being efficient!! Hahaha

  • Well I have a Doberman/ terrier mix that sheds just as bad as a Golden. She even has chunks and hunks come out, want photos??? I vacuum every day too (plus 2 other dogs, 6 cats, and neighbor dogs), so I just pay attention when I vacuum and not ram the cleaner into the baseboards. I have a shark and use the wand and tools. Since I do this at least once, every single day, it is not that big a deal. Goes quick and easy!

  • Rosalie Rogers Rosalie Rogers on Aug 04, 2019

    Baseboards are there for a reason. It is up to you to be care when using a vacuum cleaner. Other than that you could put a rubber bumper of some kind on your vacuum.